holy burning hand of wrath
piercing forever through the heart
and this flaming orbit of shame
ravages and splits the path

grinding binding taking away
needles above the prey
wreath of barbs

the injection of religion
has a comalike effect
and bodies lay in decay
dreaming of a greener day

grinding binding taking away
needles above the prey
wreath of barbs

open eyes reading nothing
a sky harsh blue grins black

and i bleed and bleed in this wreath of barbs
and i run and run but i don't get far


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  • +3
    General CommentReligious Indoctrination in childhood effects you the rest of your life with guilt, shame, confusion and a hidden fear of death.
    funeralmoonon July 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat he said.
    nonemoreblackon October 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"and i bleed and bleed in this wreath of barbs"

    As you probably already know the crown of thorns Jesus worn upon his cruxifiction.

    "and i run and run but i don't get far"

    Just as a scapegoat's only release is death with a fear of death, that funeralmoon mentioned.
    @Kitsune: Straight forward indeed.
    Groteskreepleon February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song got me hooked on Wumpscut.
    judyg13on August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"a sky harsh blue grins black"

    I'm gonna throw this out there and say what I heard...

    "A sky of blue runs black"

    reguardless, the lyrics are pretty straitforward when you read them.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know how to play this on piano? I'm so in love with the piano in this song, yet, I can't find the sheet music for it at all. It's impossible! That's all I want, Cause I know someone who can help me with the sheet music but i need it first!
    Admiral Thumperon July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSame here Judy, it's just so fucking good, I actually first heard it when I accidently bought it as a ringtone.
    FreeYourHateon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Neurotic Fish version of this song is all the more incredible. if you think the good can't get better, check it out too.
    xxullon November 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI checked out the Neuroticfish remix of this, and while I didn't like it as much as the original, its good. It doesn't sound like anything by Neuroticfish at all though.

    All in all, this is the most subtle Wumpscut song.
    azraelfarishtaon June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen he says 'wreath of barbs' is sounds a lot like 'Reese's Puffs'.

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet. This amazing was song was ruined for me when a friend metntioned this to me.
    DTroon March 10, 2012   Link

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